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Indian Casinos..Navajo 5?..Ft. Sill Apache 0?….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-01-2014


Geronimo, the most bad ass Indian who ever walked the face of the earth, whose ancestors cannot get a casino in their home territory but the Navajos are going to be allowed to have five……Come on Governor, you turned them down for a casino. Now the Navajo get five?  Ft. Sill Apaches are not New Mexico natives?….You know the history of the  Chiricahuas and the Warm Spring Apaches better than that. Southwestern New Mexico and Southeastern Arizona were the home land of these tribes. They belong here….After 27 years as prisoners of war of the United States, after being removed from their home territory, they became the Ft. Sill Apache…You know all that….You know some came back to be with the Mescalero and others stayed at Ft. Sill…You know that the Warm Spring Apache Tribe has an abandoned reservation  in Sierra County, New Mexico at the southern end of the Cibola National Forest at Ojo Caliente, the spring that gave the name to Chief Victorio’s  Warm Spring Band. You know the remnants of the Warm Spring Tribe joined the Chiricahuas after the massacre of Chief Victorio’s tribe in 1880….Can you give the Navajo’s five casinos in New Mexico and in clear conscience,  not even give one to the Ft. Sill Tribe? That does not make sense to me nor does it make sense to anyone…Why would you do that?…From “Geronimo, His Own Story” by Geronimo as told to S. M. Barrett, A Meridian Book, I take the following quote….”When we made the treaty   General Miles said to me, “My brother, you have in your mind how you are going to kill men, and other thoughts of war; I want you to put that out of you mind, and change your thoughts to peace.” ..Then I agreed and gave up my arms. I said, “I will quit the warpath and live at peace hereafter.”…Then General Miles swept a spot of ground clear with his hand and said: “Your past deeds  shall be wiped out like this and you will start a new life.”………end of quote…..I do not think this is what Geronimo envisioned when the ground was wiped clean….He is still paying….Pete Hester

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